Riders for food-delivery companies such as Uber Eats and Deliveroo are typically self-employed and the firms have come under fire for how they treat their workers.
The government will offer a subsidy of Rs 3 lakh to all interested drivers to purchase a vehicle.
"In 2017, we were focused on moving from a startup to a sustainable business in India. As a result, we recorded double-digits growth and continue to clock over 1 million trips a day," Amit Jain, president, Uber India and South Asia said in a statement.
Uber has then apologized to the customer for charging them more than 18,500 Canadian Dollars for a short ride to downtown Toronto
Regulator Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley firm by rejecting its licence renewal bid in September, citing its approach to reporting serious criminal offences and background checks on drivers.
The woman was raped in New Delhi by an Uber driver in 2014
Uber will be allowed to continue operating until December 18 and, if it chooses to appeal the suspension, it can function until that has been heard.
According to a press release, Uber has set up its first kiosk at Miyapur Metro Station and will soon expand to other stations across the city.
Two weeks ago, the ride-hailing app submitted a request to appeal directly to the Supreme Court a decision by a British tribunal that said its drivers deserved workers' rights such as minimum wage.
Uber also said it was joining the International Association of Public Transportation (UITP) to connect more people to public transport.
The deal is Uber's first e-wallet partnership in Southeast Asia, home to 600 million people, and could help the firm catch up with main regional rival Grab which has its own e-wallet service.
Venture capital firms Benchmark, which owns 13 percent of Uber worth $9 billion, and Menlo Ventures, another large shareholder, have indicated that they would sell a portion of the shares, according to a SoftBank spokesperson.
A second person said the amount was in line with what investors had been expecting. SoftBank is also expected to make a separate $1 billion investment in the company at the $68.5 billion valuation.
Uber executives are travelling the globe to reassure regulators that the company is changing the way it does business, after a string of controversies hurt the ride-hailing firm's reputation.
Uber this month disclosed that it covered up a 2016 data breach which compromised data of some 57 million customers and drivers. That revelation prompted governments around the world to launch probes into Uber's handling of the matter.
India is one of the largest markets for Uber, especially after it exited its China business last year
The stock sale advertised in the New York Times will enable Uber investors to sell their shares to Japanese investor SoftBank, a critical deal for the company whose problems included building software to spy on competitors and to evade regulators and being investigated in Asia for paying bribes.
Here are some other controversies that landed Uber in trouble
Reports suggest that Tiger Global is looking at offloading a part of its stake in Ola and that SoftBank might increase its shareholding in the company, which could trigger a consolidation in the Indian taxi aggregation market.
Here are some of the most-talked about controversies of Uber.
The maximum penalty is 500,000 pounds (USD 662,350.00) under current British law for organisations that fail to notify affected users and regulators when data breaches occur.
While building products, Uber's CXOs are now talking to driver partners in markets outside the US to find out what works and what doesn’t, a possible result of a change in the company culture.
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission said its probe found violations that included 12 drivers with felony convictions, 17 drivers with major moving-vehicle violations and three drivers with a type of driver's license required after recent drunk-driving convictions.
The new initiatives are aimed at winning confidence in India from users who reside in small towns and have limited internet or smartphone access.
Banerjee used the SOS button the app but the company’s call centre agent told him to call the local police as they could not help